Monday, October 31, 2011

Oatmeal Gingersnaps

Happy Halloween!  I have decided that this is my favorite time of year for food. Pumpkin, apples and squash are so comforting and I love all of the recipes and flavors floating around right now.  My house has smelled so amazing lately with all of my experimenting.

I can’t believe it’s practically November.  Paul and I have been married for 6 months, I honestly can’t believe how fast time flies.  Before we know it, I’ll be decorating the house for Christmas.  I’m already thinking about candies and cookies to bake for the holidays this year.  Speaking of holiday cookies…Love & Olive Oil and The Little Kitchen are hosting the first annual Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap.  You still have time to get in on the fun! (The last time I looked there were 313 bloggers signed up to swap cookies!)

I’ve been craving gingersnaps so I combined one of my favorite cookies (oatmeal) with the spicy goodness of Ginger.  You guys know that I like chewy cookies and these are that, if anything.  I used dark brown sugar and butter instead of shortening and they turned out very thin but still soft and chewy.

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Oatmeal Gingersnaps Recipe

Yield: 2 dozen large cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes


1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup molasses
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup old-fashioned oats
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. ground ginger
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. kosher salt
Additional sugar for rolling (I used turbinado but any kind will do)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. In a large bowl, combine flour, oats, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon and salt and whisk to combine. Set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the softened butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg followed by the molasses and vanilla and beat until combined.

Add the dry ingredients in a couple of batches and beat until combined. Scoop the batter onto the prepared baking sheets in 1-inch balls and sprinkle with sugar.

Dip the bottom of a glass into sugar and flatten the cookies. Bake at 350 degrees for 9 1/2 – 10 minutes. Don’t over bake.

Cool on a wire rack.

Adapted from Taste of Home


35 Responses to “Oatmeal Gingersnaps”

  1. #
    Curt — October 31, 2011 @ 7:41 am

    What a great idea combining oatmeal with ginger snaps! Takes the snap right out of it! I love both, so I’ll bet I’d love these.

    Happy 6 months anniversary!

  2. #
    Baker Street — October 31, 2011 @ 7:54 am

    Super idea of combining oatmeal and gingersnaps! Happy 6 month anniversary C!

  3. #
    Peggy — October 31, 2011 @ 8:14 am

    These sound so good! Love the idea of combining an oatmeal cookie with the holiday classic of a gingersnap! And I’m excited about the Cookie Swap too – maybe one of us will get eachother =)

  4. #
    Roxana GreenGirl — October 31, 2011 @ 8:23 am

    Happy 6 months anniversary Cassie!
    What a delicious treat to celebrate! Love gingersnaps!

  5. #
    Liz — October 31, 2011 @ 9:29 am

    Oh, I love BOTH oatmeal and ginger cookies! I know I’d adore these beauties! Happy 1/2 year anniversary 🙂

  6. #
    chris — October 31, 2011 @ 10:01 am

    These look like something I can dig my teeth into. (Grabbing the plate and running away now…) 🙂

  7. #
    Bev Weidner — October 31, 2011 @ 10:02 am

    6 mooooonths!

    Hey, if I give you my address will you mail those cooki……no?

    worth a try.

  8. #
    Christina @ This Woman Cooks! — October 31, 2011 @ 10:03 am

    These sound great! I’m also very ready to start baking for the holidays. I’m more excited for Christmas this year than usual!

  9. #
    Jennifer @ Mother Thyme — October 31, 2011 @ 10:16 am

    Yum, I love the combination! Thanks for sharing about the Cookie Swap, so much fun! I just signed up too! 🙂

  10. #
    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — October 31, 2011 @ 11:08 am

    Well, I love gingersnaps and I love oatmeal so I know these cookies are yummy! I want to do the cookie swap, but I’m not sure if I have the time…stupid grad school :/

  11. #
    Maggie — October 31, 2011 @ 11:39 am

    Mmm…these looks divine! Chocolate is usually a pre-requisite in my cookies, but these look so good I am going to make an exception!

  12. #
    Diane {Created by Diane} — October 31, 2011 @ 11:56 am

    These look great!

  13. #
    Jill | Dulce Dough — October 31, 2011 @ 12:30 pm

    What a wonderful combination Cassie! Happy 6 month anniversary!

  14. #
    galit — October 31, 2011 @ 1:57 pm

    I love this idea – can’t wait to try it! happy half year – blink and it will be 6 years before you know it!

  15. #
    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — October 31, 2011 @ 2:04 pm

    Yum, these do look great! Can’t believe you have only been married for 6 months! I thought you had been married for a few years, not sure how I got that impression though 🙂

  16. #
    Nazarina — October 31, 2011 @ 4:39 pm

    Oh my! these will be really welcome, right about now! There is just something about the smell of ginger that welcomes Fall! I would love to give your recipe a try! Love your pictures!

  17. #
    Elyse @The Cultural Dish — October 31, 2011 @ 5:34 pm

    These cookies sound delicious and I am so excited for the cookie swap!

  18. #
    sarah — October 31, 2011 @ 7:31 pm

    I love this time of year for cooking and baking too but time really does fly so fast. Yay for 6 months! These cookies look fantastic!!

  19. #
    Autumn@Good Eats Girl — October 31, 2011 @ 8:47 pm

    Oatmeal in a gingersnap? Awesome! These look like a perfect cookie!

  20. #
    Tina@flourtrader — October 31, 2011 @ 9:39 pm

    Very creative pairing of flavors and textures. I like chewy cookies and these really look pretty addictive. Thanks for sharing the recipe for these gems!

  21. #
    Anna — October 31, 2011 @ 9:39 pm

    Mmm, what a fantastic idea! I love oatmeal and gingersnaps, definitely going to be trying these!

  22. #
    Lauren — October 31, 2011 @ 10:41 pm

    Oh yay! Hooray for making it 6 months! That’s like 3 times longer than Kim Kardashian! LOL! I’m seriously hoping I get some of these cookies from you in the mail for that cookie swap! YUM!

  23. #
    Ann — October 31, 2011 @ 11:14 pm

    Six months….don’t blink! I’ve been married for 28 years and it feels like six months! The cookies are seriously amazing! Happy Halloween!

  24. #
    brandi — November 1, 2011 @ 8:31 am

    delicious! i love oatmeal cookies – as long as they don’t have raisins! 🙂

    6 months – wahoo! it’s been almost 8 years for us and it does NOT feel that long.

  25. #
    Mercedes@Satisfy My Sweet Tooth — November 1, 2011 @ 9:01 am

    These look they would be right up my alley! I love ginger and anything with oatmeal, so I will be adding these to my list of things I must bake! Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

  26. #
    Presley's Pantry — November 1, 2011 @ 11:04 am

    I want to eat these cookies right off the screen.

  27. #
    Carolyn — November 1, 2011 @ 11:48 am

    Brilliant! Gingersnaps and oatmeal cookies combined, I love it.

  28. #
    Taylor — November 2, 2011 @ 7:33 am

    These look delicious!! I love this festive version of oatmeal cookies…yum!!

  29. #
    marla — November 2, 2011 @ 8:33 pm

    Love the idea of ginger snap meets oatmeal cookie!

  30. #
    carly {carlyklock} — November 3, 2011 @ 4:10 pm

    Love this idea! Love the flavor of gingersnaps, but DANG I’ve wished they were chewy.

    …until now. 🙂

    You just made me realize that we’ve been married 5 months – crazy!

  31. #
    Kita — November 3, 2011 @ 6:59 pm

    I was really thinking about participating in the great cookie swap and am sad I wont be. I have a wedding shower to plan, BF’s bday, and the holidays and I just feel like I’d be rushed! Getting these gingersnaps to try would make it all so worth it though!

  32. #
    Yasmeen @ Wandering Spice — November 3, 2011 @ 10:01 pm

    Mmm, your cookies look awesome! I’ve also signed up for the cookie swap, and am rounding up Australian bloggers who might want to join in. Can’t possibly go wrong with 3 dozen cookies, right?

  33. #
    Jennifer Eloff — November 12, 2011 @ 4:48 pm

    Congrats on your 6-month wedding anniversary! You make me feel OLD! Celebrating 32 years and 38 years of knowing each other – Ian and I. 🙂

    Your cookies sound lovely – fancy chewy gingersnap cookies.

  34. #
    Julie @ Table for Two — November 15, 2011 @ 9:37 am

    those cookies look yummy! 🙂

    I just joined the cookie swap — haha, better last minute than never! I kept debating it so I waited til last minute 🙂 I was number 605 lol


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